Scientific ‘buried treasure’ may yield data about shorelines’ future. (may, that could, might,,)

msDeep beneath the ocean floor off the New Jersey coast lie secrets that could help scientists predict how climate change might affect one of the most popular shorelines in the country.,, The work has triggered some controversy.,, Environmental groups have expressed concerns,,, Read more here  09:41

  • DickyG

    This NJ Seismic Blasting is about OIL and GAS for the Shorelines Future.

    The oil companies are among the most powerful entities on the planet and they want the ocean.
    http://www.boem.gov/5-year/2012-2017/ and http://www.noia.org/offshore-energy/access/.

    They also want to know the “most efficient drilling locations” so they’re going to start seismic blasting along the East Coast and are busy sending out their initial public opinion cover-stories. What’s really interesting though, is how the agencies of the government, the academic institutions (Rutgers, in this instance), and the environmental groups, all in a coordinated way, seem to fall in line to be the point men dutifully performing the marketing prevarications for these mammoth oil companies.

    Press briefing on Atlantic seismic surveys
    Erik Milito, API director upstream and industry operations Thursday, February 27, 2014

    “The economic benefits of opening the Atlantic to offshore oil and natural gas development will be felt all across the country…”
    “In order to achieve these gains, the government must permit seismic surveys in the Atlantic and hold Atlantic lease sales under the next five-year plan for offshore oil and natural gas. That plan will cover lease sales from the second half of 2017 to the first half of 2022.”

    “Seismic surveys work by recording how sound waves generated near the surface reflect off the rocks beneath the ocean floor. These recordings allow scientists to produce detailed 3-dimensional maps that give engineers the information they need to identify the safest and most efficient drilling locations.”
    http://www.api.org/news-and-media/testimony-speeches/2014/erik-milito-press-briefing-on-atlantic-seismic-surveys